Sharks, Niemi Tie Series: Antti Niemi stopped 22 of 23 Tuesday to even the Sharks' second-round series with Los Angeles at two games apiece. (Updated 5/21/13)
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After allowing six goals in the two games in Los Angeles to start the series, Antti Niemi's got consecutive one-goal outings going for him. (Updated 5/21/13).
05/22/2013 00:49 Sharks start fast, then hold off Kings late at home
Brent Burns helped San Jose jump off to a fast start with his second goal of the postseason and the Sharks tied their second-round series against Los Angeles at two games with a 2-1 victory over the Kings in Game 4 on Tuesday night.
05/21/2013 07:24 Niemi's Gem Gives Game 3 To Sharks
Niemi outdueled LA's Jonathan Quick on Saturday as the Sharks got by the Kings in overtime, 2-1. Niemi stopped 26 shots on the night.Niemi rose to this ocasion. The Sharks had to have this game, to avoid dropping into a 3-0 hole; and Niemi had to come up big, as Quick put on another dazzling performance. Game 4 is Tuesday, and Niemi will assuredly be in the crease for that contest.
05/21/2013 07:20 Niemi Has Worst Postseason Game This Season In San Jose Loss
Niemi let in four goals on 31 shots Thursday in Los Angeles, posting a .871 save percentage, his worst of the postseason.Niemi let in the first shot of the night, but rebounded well until he let two past in 22 seconds during the closing minutes of the game. A return to San Jose for the next two games could help the Vezina-finalist.
05/19/2013 00:23 Sharks edge Kings in OT, still trail series 2-1
Logan Couture scored a power-play goal 1:29 into overtime to help the San Jose Sharks bounce back from two losses in Los Angeles to beat the Kings 2-1 in Game 3 of their second-round series on Saturday night.
Is Antti Niemi the Rodney Dangerfield of fantasy goalies? He won a Stanley Cup with Chicago, but the team cut him loose following an arbitration battle. Yet, all he's done in San Jose is go 69-40-15 with 12 shutouts and a great goals-against average and save percentage. But, questions still remain about Niemi's workload and whether he can truly carry an NHL team. So what's the truth? His butterfly is tidy and he covers the bottom of the net well. Sure, he still struggles with rebounds and sometimes overplays the puck. However, he's poised, sneakily athletic and surprisingly quick, and he's a real battler -- he's not really going to pinch many stinkers on you. Still, we can think of at least 15 guys we'd take ahead of him in a standard, single-year draft, so that means he shouldn't be your top guy in a 12-team league, but Niemi makes an outstanding number two netminder in a two-goalie league. (Updated 8/14/12)